To improve educational outcomes for all students, Raise Your Hand Texas focuses on three key issue areas: Autonomy & Innovation; Ensuring Opportunity; and Strong Teachers & Leaders. Within each of these areas, we work to identify breakthrough ideas to improve public schools, pilot them, and support the conditions and public policies that allow them to scale to benefit all Texas students.


Local autonomy within the public school system empowers leaders, teachers, and communities to design and implement initiatives and choice options that elevate student engagement and performance.


Every student deserves the opportunity to learn and a strong foundation for growth. We must ensure quality in every Texas public school classroom, regardless of geography or demographics.


A commitment to systemic improvements in recruiting, development, training, and retention of great teachers and leaders is essential to meet the needs of 21st century learners.